Military members are held to a different standard when it comes to possessing and using illegal drugs. While there are many drugs that are illegal for civilians to possess or distribute, it is not necessarily illegal in many states for civilians to be found with those drugs in their bodies. Military members, however, can face drug charges under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, or UCMJ, for testing positive for any type of drug that alters mind, mood, body or ability to function.
If you are a member of the military facing a drug-related charge, it's important to get the legal help that you need in order to secure the best results possible in your case. Working with a civilian defense attorney who is an expert in the UCMJ and specializes in criminal defense for military personnel is the best option. This legal professional can provide you with additional information about the rules and regulations within the UCMJ for military drug charges.